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Ottawa, 13 March 2012

Our reference: 8740-B2-201017286


Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Counsel – Regulatory Law and Policy
Bell Canada
160 Elgin St., Floor 19
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 2C4

RE:  Bell Canada Tariff Notices 7289 and 7289A – Wholesale Wireless Broadband Service

Dear Sir:

On 29 November 2010, the Commission received an application by Bell Canada under Tariff Notice (TN) 7289.  In its application, Bell Canada proposed changes to its General Tariff to introduce item 5430 – Wholesale Wireless Broadband Service (WWBS).

In a letter dated 21 April 2011, Commission staff informed Bell Canada that its application would be considered after the Commission issued its determinations in the Telecom Notice of Consultation (NoC) 2011-77 proceeding1 because the pricing structure proposed for WWBS in TN 7289 was based on a billing component being reviewed in that proceeding.

In Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-703 (TRP 2011-703),2 the Commission issued its decision in the NoC 2011-77 proceeding.  Subsequently, on 19 December 2011, the Commission received TN 7289A, in which Bell Canada amended its WWBS proposal in light of determinations in TRP 2011-703.

Given the complexity of this file and its interaction with the determinations in TRP 2011-703, Commission staff is continuing its analysis of the amended application.  Consequently, this application will not be disposed of by the 45th calendar day following receipt.  The Commission intends to dispose of this application, along with all associated subsequent revisions, by the end of April 2012.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by M. Murray (for)

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

cc:  Joseph Cabrera, CRTC (819) 934-6352,

[1]  Review of billing practices for wholesale residential high-speed access services, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-77, 8 February 2011 (TNC 2011-77), as amended by TNC 2011-77-1, dated 17 March 2011, and 2011-77-2, dated 8  April 2011

[2]  Billing practices for wholesale residential high-speed access services, Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-703, 15 November 2011

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